Attend one of our optional meet & greet meetings on select UMD Orientation dates to get to know other incoming GC students and current students! These meetings will help you learn to make the most of your GC experience.
You do not need to be registered for Orientation on these dates to attend-- all incoming GC students are welcome!
This past Fall, Global Communities was excited to launch its Global Conversation Series, a program focused on bringing global leaders to engage in dialogue about timely global issues with the UMD community. We launched our first conversation with former Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. David Shear. GC students had the chance to participate in an intimate and candid conversation with Mr. Shear where they asked him about his interational diplomacy career, views on current U.S. and East Asian Relations, and what the direction he believes U.S. foreign policy is headed in.
Branching out beyond the UMD campus and taking advantage of the opportunities, community, and culture that the broader DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) area have to offer is one of the features that makes Global Communities unique. Global Communities students enagement outside of our campus home was recently highlighted in the Office of Community Engagement's biannual report, Fearless Connectons!
For the 2017-2018 academic year, GC is proud to share that: